100 Million Americans Have an Election This No…

100 Million Americans Have an Election This November:



Are you waiting for next year — the 2018 midterms — to cast your first vote against the Trump/GOP agenda?

You might not have to wait that long.

We researched every election coming up next month, and we found that at least 100 million Americans have a state, city, or district election on November 7. That’s about 1 out of every 3 people nationwide!

We’ve compiled a handy list of these elections. Find out whether you have an election, and make your plan for voting. (If you live in Virginia or Washington state, check out our website for more info about these crucial elections — and donate to help Flippable candidates win.)

Statewide Elections

94 million Americans have statewide elections on November 7. There are lots of seats at stake in New Jersey and Virginia (including the governor and the state legislature), while other states have ballot initiatives on major issues like healthcare and criminal justice:

  • Maine: Ballot measure to expand Medicaid, plus 4 more
  • New Jersey: Governor, Lt. Governor, all 120 state legislative seats
  • New York: Ballot measure to call a state constitutional convention, plus 2 more
  • Ohio: Ballot measures on criminal justice and drug prices
  • Pennsylvania: State judicial elections (Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts)
  • Texas: Ballot measures (7 total)
  • Virginia: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, all 100 seats in the State House
  • Washington state: Ballot measure on property tax, plus 2 more

City Elections

Some of America’s biggest cities have important elections this year — for mayor, city council, district attorney, & more:

  • Atlanta (GA): Mayor and city council
  • Aurora (CO): City council
  • Boise (ID): City council
  • Boston (MA): Mayor and city council
  • Buffalo (NY): Mayor and city court
  • Charlotte (NC): Mayor and city council
  • Cincinnati (OH): Mayor and city council
  • Cleveland (OH): Mayor and city council
  • Columbus (OH): City council, city attorney, and city auditor
  • Detroit (MI): Mayor, city clerk, and city council
  • Durham (NC): Mayor and city council
  • Greensboro (NC): Mayor and city council
  • Jersey City (NJ): Mayor and city council
  • Miami (FL): Mayor and city council
  • Minneapolis (MN): Mayor and city council
  • New York City (NY): Mayor, city council, comptroller, public advocate, and borough presidents
  • Orlando (FL): City council
  • Philadelphia (PA): District attorney and city controller
  • Pittsburgh (PA): Mayor and city council
  • Raleigh (NC): Mayor and city council
  • Seattle (WA): Mayor and city council
  • St. Petersburg (FL): Mayor and city council
  • St. Paul (MN): Mayor
  • Wichita (KS): City council

Congressional and Legislative Seats

There are 220 state legislative seats up for grabs in New Jersey & Virginia, plus 30 seats in other states across the country. Heads up, Utah: you have a U.S. Congressional election!

  • Georgia: State Senate districts 6 and 39, State House districts 4, 26, 42, 60, 89, 117, and 119
  • Maine: State House district 56
  • Massachusetts: State House districts Berkshire 1 and Essex 3
  • Michigan: State House districts 1 and 109
  • Mississippi: State House districts 38 and 54
  • Missouri: State Senate district 8, State House districts 23 and 151
  • New Hampshire: State House districts Hillsborough 15 and Sullivan 1
  • New Jersey: All 120 state legislative seats
  • South Carolina: State House district 113
  • Utah: 3rd Congressional district
  • Virginia: All 100 seats in the State House
  • Washington: State Senate districts 7, 31, 37, 45, and 48, State House districts 7, 31, and 48.

Make your voting plan

If you don’t see your state or town listed here, don’t assume you can’t vote on November 7. Follow these steps to make sure you’re ready on Election Day:

  1. Check your registration.
  2. Search for your local elections office.
  3. Make a plan to vote (find your polling place, arrange a ride, put Election Day in your calendar).

There are even more elections in the month after Election Day (most notably the U.S. Senate race in Alabama on December 12). If you don’t have an election, you probably know someone who does. Reach out & encourage them to vote!

These off-year elections often see low turnout and razor-thin margins, so every vote is important. We aren’t waiting for 2018 to start winning big — and you don’t have to, either.

UPDATE: Since publishing, we’ve added three more state legislative races to our list: New York Assembly districts 27 and 71, and New York State Senate district 27.

  • *How did we get to 100 million? We added up the populations of all the states, cities, and districts with elections on Nov. 7, 2017. You can check our math on Statistical Atlas.